Daily Archives: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tackling my personal inactivity epidemic

Last November the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) advocated that people should stop using their cars whenever a journey can be done in under 20 minutes by walking or cycling, and that planners and other professionals need to do more to encourage this.  Nothing new in that you may say – after all it would achieve all kinds of sustainable development goals, and promoting unpowered travel has been enshrined in planning policy since Noah was a lad.  Without, it has to be admitted, doing much to halt its inexorable decline.

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